1

Here are some ideas for your post:

  • Search the Capella Library for a current article on knowledge and competencies for consulting psychology in your area of interest. Describe what you found and compare it to the list found in the Body of Knowledge for Consultants chapter you read for this week. Include a citation for the article you used to expand on Hedge’s list.
  • In Preparing Yourself in Graduate School, Hedge and Borman describe training and activities that provide valuable skills and experiences for a consulting career. Discuss how you can prepare yourself for consulting while still in graduate school. Identify training and activities that will provide valuable skills for consulting.
  • Select a concept from your readings that you found particularly interesting, illuminating, or insightful. Discuss how you would apply what you learned to your professional life. Find other resources to support your thoughts

2a

For this discussion, answer the following questions about the program you have researched for your course project:

  • Describe all participants and other stakeholders that you can think of in connection with the program. Include all who could be involved at any level, including not only direct participants, but also sponsors, administrators, and any others who have an interest in program outcomes. What are their roles and functions?
  • What do you imagine would be the answers to the following questions for each type of stakeholder?:
    • What program outcomes do you think each type of stakeholder is most interested in?
    • What concerns they may have in connection with the program.
  • Is there any way that the interests of different stakeholders could conflict?

2b

 

What methods could you use to gather the following information from the stakeholders the program you have researched for your course project?

  • What program outcomes are stakeholders actually most interested in?
  • What concerns do they have in connection with the program?
  • Is there any way that the interests of different stakeholders could conflict?

Imagine that you have arranged a meeting of the primary stakeholders. Which of the strategies from Chapter 5 of King and Stevahn do you think would be most useful in gathering information from this group? Explain why you chose the strategy you did. Explain how you would prepare the group for the session and how you would implement it. What do you think you would learn from this session?